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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
By Daniel Shultz

            I’m a Star Trek kind of person. I make no claim to being a rabid Star Wars fanatic, I didn’t see the films as a young child, there was no life altering viewing, I wasn’t forever changed by seeing Vader tell Luke he was his father, (as that was common knowledge within pop culture at the time) and I didn’t get crazy excited to see any of the prequels. I did see the prequels, the last one in the theatre even. But even as a high school student I recognized that day sitting in that theatre on opening weekend (for a friend’s birthday) that the writing was terrible and the story dumb.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ender's Game

Ender’s Game: A Review.

By Daniel Shultz

            It is not often that a book comes along that feels like it drags you out of bed and shoves your head straight into the toilet. I mean that in a good way. Perhaps a different analogy would work better. It is not often that a book comes along that feels like it takes you and throws you naked into a snowstorm. What I mean to say is that this book is a brutal wake up call to what the world of fiction can achieve when theme and story come together.

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Review of Mr. Holmes.

Mr. Holmes. A postmodern/poststructural look at a postmodernist film that behaves postmodernly because postmodernism is dumb.
By. Daniel Shultz
This review contains spoilers.

            The prevailing notion.

A bitter

            Way to see the changes that bring life to words.
Postmodernism is to know that you don’t no. (intentional grammar mistake)
            A way to see that absolutes are no more than conventions. Such words bean only the beaniest of contraptions, stifling the webs and morsels.

Laws are gone, hail to the temporality of morality.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monster Hunting Gone Corporate

Monster Hunting Gone Corporate
A Review of Larry Correia’s First Two Monster Hunter International books.
By Daniel Shultz

            We live in a world filled with evil, tangible human evil, but what if we lived in a world with all of that human evil and with the horrible, ugly, grotesque monsters of legend? What if vampires and werewolves were really out there prowling the streets? Surely a police force already burdened by the overabundance of human crimes couldn’t protect us from all these monsters as well? Fantasy author Larry Correia offers an answer to that question with his Monster Hunter International series in a very simple way: Corporate Monster Slaying.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Going Postal, Or How I Read a Satire of Bureaucracy and Government and Lived to Tell About It.

Going Postal, Or How I Read a Satire of Bureaucracy and Government and Lived to Tell About It.
By Daniel Shultz

            The late British author Sir Terry Pratchett was a very prolific author. For his most popular series, the discworld, Pratchett wrote 41 novels. From 1986 to 2007 Pratchett released at least a book a year. During this time he also worked on a few collaborative novels with other authors, including Stephen Baxter, and Neil Gaiman.  This prolific career as well as Pratchett’s knack for witty satire and silly humor has lead to Pratchett being considered by many to be one of the greatest authors Britain has produced.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trekking with the Best of Them
By Daniel Shultz

            The first blog post I ever posted to this website was a review of J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek film. It was a short badly written one paragraphed piece designed to convey the excitement I had enjoyed while watching that film. I hope that my writing skills have improved since then.
            Star Trek Into Darkness is the gnawing but seemingly cleverly named follow up to the film Star Trek (reboot). It stars pretty much the same cast as the first one but with the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as…

Spoilers after the jump.

(Non-Spoiled Review: It’s worth seeing in the theatre.)